Dicentra 'Aurora'

Dicentra 'Aurora'

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Rugged Enough for Rock Gardens | Hardy Enough for Zone 3
SKU 27982
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Dicentra 'Aurora'

Long blooming, this bleeding heart produces sprays of weeping, heart-shaped blossoms from late spring to late summer. The white flowers blush pink and dangle gracefully on long, leafless stems above the deeply cut, fern-like, grey-green foliage.

Don't let the delicate flowers and elegant lacy leaves fool you. This herbaceous perennial is rugged enough to be planted in a rock garden and hardy enough to grow in Zone 3. And unlike other bleeding hearts, it won't go dormant in summer if watered consistently. Applying a 2-inch layer of mulch over a thin layer of compost helps retain moisture, and removing faded flowers regularly keeps the blooms coming.

A compact, dwarf shrub, growing approximately 1 foot tall and wide, it is very versatile, great for edging or underplanting, and can even be grown as a groundcover. Mass plantings definitely give the best effect. It grows well in fertile, hummus rich, moist, well-drained soil, and thrives in dappled sunlight. It is full shade tolerant; however, it won't flower as heavily in full shade.

Deer and rabbit resistant.

Uses: Rock Gardens, Underplanting of Shrubs, Borders, Mass Planting, Groundcover

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Dicentra
Species formosa
Variety 'Aurora'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Gray, Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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